Lucy Orta combines clothing with habitation to make political/social statements. She calls her works 'Refuge Wear', and I think they are pretty provocative. They provide personal, self-contained environments to give people independent well-being, but also tie people together, sometimes literally. Anyway, I think she's a great artist, so if you are not familiar with her, I'd recommend looking her up (maybe in an actual library or something..).
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
So I was going to follow up my comment on that inflatable trash bag art with a post on Lucy Orta. However, upon navigating to her site just now, I found that Lycos webhosting has gone under, so it looks like she doesn't have a website right now. However, I scrounged some images and links to use instead.